Sanding stone preparatory to lettercutting

Sanding stone preparatory to lettercutting
13th September 2015 Oz Osmaston

I sanded this stone for about 90 mins, and still can see the saw mark, and various other infelicities, but interestingly you can’t feel them, despite the human fingertip being so sensitive it can ‘detect nano-scale wrinkles’. The finish is like glass, which bodes well for the lettercutting as I should be able to get a very sharp edge on the letters. However, this stone is again completely different from any I have carved yet – very hard with a lot of shell in it…pretty!

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/09/17/Human-touch-much-more-sensitive-than-thought-down-to-nano-scale/46541379458712/

purbeck thorn back limestone for Hillside Cottage - looking like an Artex ceiling

purbeck thorn back limestone for Hillside Cottage – looking like an Artex ceiling